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Texas A&M University College of Architecture

Spain

The College of Architecture offers an interdisciplinary program in Barcelona, Spain. Located in the Spanish region of Catalunya, Barcelona is an exciting city with a long history of innovation in building construction and design. Rich in historic sites, Barcelona also offers a large number of contemporary buildings that merit study. From Barcelona it is possible to travel to a large number of European destinations by making use of its centrally located train station or its state-of-the-art airport.

The semester-long programs provide students an opportunity to enjoy one of the cultural capitals of Europe while taking courses satisfying undergraduate and graduate curriculum requirements. Spanish language instruction is part of the curriculum, though courses are taught in English.

While studio work usually concentrates on issues of contemporary design, construction and planning, travel to Spanish sites and buildings of historic significance is an integral part of the program. Accommodations are in student dormitory facilities in the city or apartments equipped with cooking facilities.

 

Fall and Spring Semester courses in Spain will include:

301. Field Studies in Design Innovation. Credit 3.

Design innovation in international and domestic environments away from the Texas A&M University campus; emphasis on the cultural, social, economic, geographical, climatic and technological factors influencing design solutions for human needs. May be taken up to two times in the same semester. 

311. Field Studies in Design Communication. Credit 3.

Design communication in international and domestic environments away from the Texas A&M University campus; emphasis on the tools, methods, and techniques for design communication.

331. Field Studies in Design Philosophy. Credit 3.

Design philosophy in international and domestic environments away from the Texas A&M University campus; emphasis on the historical, philosophical, cultural, social and economic factors that influence design solution.

485. Direct Studies 1-6.

Individual research in architecture, construction science or landscape architecture in an international or domestic environment away from the Texas A&M University campus. May be taken up to two times in the same semester.

604. Advances Field Studies in Design Innovation. Credit 1-6.

Advanced design innovation in international and domestic environments away from Texas A&M University campus; emphasis on the cultural, social economic, geographical, climatic and technological factors influencing design solutions for human needs.

685. Direct Studies 1-6.

Individual problems involving the application of theory and practice in architecture, construction science, landscape architecture and urban and regional planning in an international setting.

 

Summer Semester courses in Spain will include: 

311. Field Studies in Design Communication. Credit 3.

Design communication in international and domestic environments away from the Texas A&M University campus; emphasis on the tools, methods, and techniques for design communication.

331. Field Studies in Design Philosophy. Credit 3.

Design philosophy in international and domestic environments away from the Texas A&M University campus; emphasis on the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, and economic factors that influence design solution.

 

For additional information, please click on the links or contact your advisor or department coordinator.

Education Abroad:

Fall

https://abroadportal.tamu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10463 

Spring

https://abroadportal.tamu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10655

Summer

https://abroadportal.tamu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=18454

Advisors:  

http://www.arch.tamu.edu/undergraduate/academic-advising/advisors/index.html  

 

Department coordinators:

Environmental: Leslie Feigenbaum lfeigenbaum@arch.tamu.edu

Landscape Architecture: Shannon Van Zandt svanzandt@arch.tamu.edu

University Studies: Leslie Feigenbaum lfeigenbaum@arch.tamu.edu